Bumpy Stretch for a Rattled President

As the Clinton-Gore team hits the road, Bush just hits detours

The beleaguered Bush campaign seemed to be dodging an army of ghosts. Was the President seriously ill? "Crazy time on rumors," said Bush, 68. Would Dan Quayle be dumped from the ticket? Absolutely not, the President insisted; Quayle's hold on the job was "very certain." Would James Baker leave his post as Secretary of State to rescue his old friend's campaign? Well . . .

With Bush and Quayle dropping precipitously in the polls and their party in serious danger of losing four to six Senate seats as well, many Republicans are praying that Baker, who headed the Bush campaign in...

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